Mit navn er Lars Mertz, først og fremmest tak for invitationen til
endnu engang at få lejlighed til at dømme nordiskmesterskab for Golden.
Jeg selv fik min første Golden i 1978 og har haft Golden lige
siden, fik hurtig interessen for markprøver og har siden 1980 deltaget på mange
prøver i både ind og udland og opnået certifikat med flere af mine hunde.
Jeg har været markprøve dommer siden 1992 og har haft fornøjelsen
af at dømme i alle de skandinaviske lande, heriblandt Island.
Jeg ser frem til at møde vores nordiske venner og glæder mig til
at se noget fantastisk hundearbejde.
Vi ses derude
My name is Lars Mertz,
first of all thanks for the invitation to once again have the opportunity to
judge the Nordic Championship for Golden.
I got my first Golden
in 1978 and have had Golden ever since, I quickly got the interest in field
trials and has since 1980 participated in many trials both in Denmark and
abroad and has obtained certificate with several of my dogs.
I have been a fieldtrials judge since 1992 and have had the pleasure of judging in all the
Scandinavian countries, including Iceland.
I look forward to
meeting our Nordic friends and look forward to seeing some fantastic dog work.
See you out there
Petteri Hirvonen, Finland:
for inviting me to judge Golden Retriever Nordic Championships.
I was chief
steward in the Golden Nordic Championships in Finland 2016 and won the team
championship 2012, so it is nice to come and see this years event in Denmark.
outdoors are not merely hobbies for me, they are my way of life. I have been an
active hunter for more than 35 years, and it's been 30 years since my family
got our 1st labrador retriever.
moment we have two golden retrievers and a devilish cocker spaniel in our
family. My older golden Weljesten Geronimo Au "Kero" was the first
and is still the only golden field trial champion in Finland and winner of
several WT:s. We have represented Finland around Europe in many high level
events, e.g. IWTs, Nordic Championships (all breeds), CLA Eurochallenge, and
Skinners International Retriever World Cup. At the moment I am running my young
Goldie Peruddens Will to Finish "Bolt" in the highest class in WT as
well as in field trials.
participating and judging tests and trials, but actual hunting and shooting
remain my main passions. I hunt both big game and small game. I have
judged in several European countries, and as a judge I am looking for a good
I am excited and honored to be offered a chance
to judge in this event. I hope to see a lot of good dog work and wish everybody
good luck and success!
Ragnhild Hammelbo, Norway:
First of all I would like to thank you for the invitation to judge the Nordic WT Championship for Goldens.
My life with Labradors started in 1994, but it was not until 2002 that tests and competitions became the main focus. I have now three Labradors in the house and all spare time is used on them. Besides the time with my dogs, I run a small business with physiotherapy and rehabilitation of dogs.
I have been a judge for 2 years and I truly enjoy the job. I get to see the whole range of dogs and owners and all the work they put into their hobby and the love for their dogs.
This is why I look forward to see you all in Denmark in July.
Good Luck to all of you
Hanne Søndenbroe, Denmark:
My name is Hanne
Søndenbroe, first of all thank you for inviting me to judge the Nordic Championship for Golden Retrievers. I look
forward to see a lot of good work from the dogs and handlers.
I got my first Retriever in
1968 a lovely Flat Coated Retriever followed by 2 others.Since 1995, I had
Labrador Retrievers and now the household
includes 5 Labradors in the age of 2 to 13 years old, all active field trial dogs.
Icompete with my dogs on field trials and with one of them at blod track, most of the autumn and winter is spend with the dogs
retrieving birds for hunters atsome manors and small farms in Denmark and ondear hunting in Sweden, where we use the dogs for the moose. Work with my Labradors is a special
I have been a judge since 2010 for the
Retrievers and since 2016 also for Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. I have had
the pleasure ofbeing invited to Sweden and Norway for judging several times. Ienjoy to seehow the different racessolve the tasks they
are given in their own way.
I look forward to meeting friends and see some great dog work during the test.